Hello, Hello. I'm Dave, a new user here. I've worked at Symantec/Norton since March 2000.
I've been the Manager in charge of the Norton Community Forum since its inception in 2008. For years we used Lithium as our community platform, but moved to Drupal over a year ago.
Every year my team would attend the Lithium conference #LINC where we networked with other Community Managers, sharing ideas and best practices. I attended DrupalCon this year, hoping to find the same experience. I was very disappointed during the conference, not finding what I was looking for. I began to make a list in Amazon.com with all the books written about Community Management, with the plan to start my own Community Con, inviting all of the authors to present. I figured between Symantec's resources, and partnering with TSIA, I could have a good turn-out. And then on the last day of DrupalCon, during the very last session, @jhibbets gave the presentation I was looking for. Afterwards he was gracious with his time and sat with me and my Community Administrator where he introduced us to this group.
I hope to become an active participant in the coming months, adding insight and input where I can. I am also going to encourage my other Community Managers to join. We have community sites in French, German, Japanese, Chinese, English, and we are potentially adding Spanish.
I'm so sorry I missed the Community Leadership Summit by one week. Now I have to wait all year!
I look forward to getting to know you all. Thank you!